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    Lenovo G470 boot problems after install: still waiting for r


    my first hackintosh - would really appreciate some help

    I installed 10.7.3 with unibeast (with MBR patch) to a free partition.

    I ran multibeast (with EasyBeast)
    Edit: this was the cause, without running multibeast I can boot normally.

    Now I can't boot except to console with -s

    -x -v hangs (see 2nd attached image)

    -x -v arch=i3863 also hangs (see 1st attached image)
    still waiting for root device

    thanks for your help

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    edit: here are more hardware details:
    Ethernet: Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet
    Wifi: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
    Audio: Conexant SmartAudio HD
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    Re: Lenovo G470 boot problems after install: still waiting for r


    I have a Lenovo V570 and it's been running Lion OS for more than 6 months now. I never actually installed Lion directly to the Laptop. I cloned my desktop hard drive (which is also running Lion) to the laptop hard drive. The laptop hard drive has to be formatted in MBR instead of GUID when you partition it because for some reason the Lenovo BIOS cannot read GUID partitions.
    My Build: Asus P8Z77-V Pro, CPU: Core i7 3770k, 16GB, GTX 650i Boost 2GB - OS X 10.9.4, Windows, Ubuntu
    2nd Build: Gigabyte Z68, Core i3, 8GB, 60GB SSD, GTX 420 1GB
    Old Laptop: Lenovo V570 (OS X Lion 10.9.4 & Windows 7) Core i5 2410m, Intel HD 3000. 4GB, Forse 3 SSD 120GB
    New Laptop: DELL Inspiron 7437, i7 4510U, 8GB RAM, HD4400, 120GB SSD (Mac OS X) + 240GB SSD (Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu).

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    Re: Lenovo G470 boot problems after install: still waiting for r


    do you have any of the kext's your details on your install? I have a V570 as well and looking for more info on this

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    Re: Lenovo G470 boot problems after install: still waiting for r


    update (install number 5):

    this time I did _not_ run Multibeast/EasyBeast and can boot normally without any flags
    (edit: I use the USB boot loader in that case)

    again I'm a bit lost, what's the best way to proceed?
    Does multibeast/easybeast have some log function to see what it will do/did so I can try each step individually?

    Do I have to write a dsdt from scratch now? :?

    Update: I am using DSDT Editor in Win now, when I get past the compiler problems I will update again.
    Update II: I fixed compiler errors and most warnings, compiled, installed the dsdt.aml using mulitbeast, but this didn't work, getting the following error right after booting:
    Memory allocation error! Addr: 0xdeadbeef, Size: 0x0, File: pci_root.c,
    Line: 101
    This is a non recoverable error! System HALTED!!!

    Update III: turned out the copy DSDT.aml I used was 0 bytes large, I copied again and it works now so I can start patching the DSDT. For reference, I selected macbook pro 8,1 definition, NullCPUPowerManagement and maolj's ethernet

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